i have a thing for fluffy pink honeycomb chinese lanterns and now, apparently, i’ve fallen in love with polish folk art paper chandeliers known as PAJAKI.
mine came from The Polish Art Center in Michigan, but it was handmade in Lowicz, Poland.
The mobiles or pajaki are delicate creations hand made by the women and girls of the villages as decorations for their homes. The finest examples of this folk art from the 19th and 20th centuries can be found in the local museum located in the town square. As Poland continues on the path to modernize the country the number of folk artists grows smaller. Our selection represents the finest examples of the older generation still practicing their craft.
larry the handyman came to moss cottage this morning to attend to a small list of household annoyances. and while he was here i had him hang my sweet PAJAKI directly over my head. i mean when i sit at my art table up to my elbows in pink paint it will be overhead. beaming at me from on high.
the bottom brilliant pink papery blossoms look like fluffy carnations. they match some blooming pink lovelies in my garden.
pink + yellow = narcotic bliss
sigh swoon sigh
i sat in a warm patch of sunshine making painty messes in my visual journal. all day.
occasionally i went outside to inhale lungfuls of rosey ives piaget. mr. bee had the same idea!
i’ve enjoyed fluttering around the blogosphere reading everyone’s thanksgiving greetings.
little missives sent out into the world.
the sky is full of our smoke signals back and forth to one another.
i’m pretty darn happy about that. yes i am.